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Packaging Coordinator (Crew C)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Packaging Operator tends, maintains, and adjust machine that stock, fill, wrap, seal and label bags with finished product. This individual ensures that product and bagging requirements are met safely, efficiently and with minimal waste. The Packaging Operator inspects bagging line processes and materials and responds promptly to any machine malfunctions.  This opening is on Crew C (nights).

Key Responsibilities

  • Strong leadership skills, positive work relationships, and effective coaching are key ingredients to the success of the Packaging Area Coordinator and Packaging area team.
  • Must be qualified in each of the following areas: Packaging Area Operator, Cold Room Operator, and Life Truck Operator and perform the job duties.
  • Ensures necessary level of communication is maintained with the appropriate personnel.
  • This position is a member of a team that are assigned to key functional areas including Raw Receiving, Granule Plant, Fry Process, and Quality Assurance.
  • This position will be responsible for covering/breaking the previously mentioned operator vacancies on shift
  • Ensures a working knowledge of equipment in the processing, packaging, and quality assurance areas.
  • Utilizes computer to communicate, document, and ensure accurate information is entered and used correctly in the Manufacturing Management System (MMS), Data Collection System (DCS), and other computer programs - understanding of how to use the information to make informed decisions and that they are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensures that team meetings are meaningful in content and allow employees to express themselves on pertinent problems relating to their jobs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively train all packaging department operators.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Must become qualified within 45 working days of employment in this position.
  • Maintains Company standards for safety, quality, food safety, sanitation and GMPs.
    1. Works within safety rules and regulations in actively avoiding injury to self and others.
    2. Ensures proper food safety sanitation and cleaning procedures of all packaging equipment and tools.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies and plant procedures, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Maintains necessary level of communication with team members and other support groups and does so in a participative management style conducive with operational goals.
  • Ensures that additional accountabilities required by management are handled in a manner necessary to meet operational standards.
  • Must be qualified and have worked in at least a Bracket III position for a minimum of one year or have equivalent work experience.
  • Must maintain current Powered Industrial Truck (Lift Truck) certification.
  • Must successfully complete the Food Division Leadership Skills Assessment Program.
  • Must be selected through the Leadership Selection Process.
  • Must be able to perform the duties as outlined in the Essential Functions.

Job Requisition ID: 11334

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Moses Lake 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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